Wired Intelligent Edge

 View Only
last person joined: 2 days ago 

Bring performance and reliability to your network with the Aruba Core, Aggregation, and Access layer switches. Discuss the latest features and functionality of the ArubaOS-Switch and ArubaOS-CX devices, and find ways to improve security across your network to bring together a mobile first solution.
Expand all | Collapse all

Viewing Configbackup-Files of Aruba CX 6000

This thread has been viewed 21 times
  • 1.  Viewing Configbackup-Files of Aruba CX 6000

    Posted Jul 05, 2022 03:13 PM

    Hi there,

    I´m new to the CX-Series switches and need some advice please.

    What is the best way to view configbackup-Files of CX6000 Series switches?

    On the older Series (2530, 2920, etc.) we used a simple notepad to view the configuration files. We used this files as a part of our documentation and in case a switch was not able to boot anymore, we were able to set up a new switch from a different series by configuring it by hand along to the existing backup-file.

    Or is this no longer best practice? I heard of the AOS-CX Switch simulator? Is this simulator able to emulate the web-GUI of a switch? So we could load config-files into this simulator...? Or is there a (free) management software (not cloud based) to manage CX switches and view configurations of offline devices?

    kind regards

  • 2.  RE: Viewing Configbackup-Files of Aruba CX 6000

    Posted Jul 05, 2022 03:24 PM
    I would suggest using Aruba NetEdit software. This will take snapshots of the switch configuration, and you will be able to see it even if the switch goes offline. You could try it out for free with the trial licenses.

    Dustin Burns

    Lead Mobility Engineer @Worldcom Exchange, Inc.

    ACCX 1271| ACMX 509| ACSP | ACDA | MVP Guru 2022
    If my post was useful accept solution and/or give kudos

  • 3.  RE: Viewing Configbackup-Files of Aruba CX 6000

    Posted Jul 06, 2022 01:13 AM

    I´m using Notepad++ with keyword highlighting:


    Notepad++ user language with keywords highlight for Aruba cfg files | Controllerless Networks (arubanetworks.com)


    Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

    Martin Ott


  • 4.  RE: Viewing Configbackup-Files of Aruba CX 6000

    Posted Jul 11, 2022 08:04 AM
    Hi Martin,

    this works with the ".pcc" config-backup files from the older switches but not for the config-backups of the CX-Series. Or is it possible to export config-files in that old format from the CX-Series switches?

    kind regards und viele Grüße

  • 5.  RE: Viewing Configbackup-Files of Aruba CX 6000

    Posted Jul 06, 2022 05:05 PM
    I use this command to view my previously backed up checkpoints
    P3# sh checkpoint

    And this to view contents of the checkpoints
    P3# sh checkpoint Jul5_2022

    Checkpoint configuration:
    !Version ArubaOS-CX LL.10.09.1020
    !export-password: default
    hostname P3
    ! snip

    Yes, you can web GUI into the AOS-CX Switch simulator, here is the URL to the simulator